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Lost text on Samsung S3 help please....

Help if possible .... Yesterday i wanted to find an old text i had saved on Samsung Kies on my PC. I downloaded all the texts from Kies to my S3 then when they had downloaded realised the ones on my phone had disappeared . Is there anyway i can get these disappeared texts back please?.

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Re: Lost text on Samsung S3 help please....

Did you back up before restoring the old text file? If so, they will be on kies in a file under yesterdays date. If no backup you have lost them unfortunately. The restore process just replaces the entire directory, it does not merge them.

You can use SMS Back Up off Google Play which will allow you to back up your texts and you can then send them to your GMail account to view on your PC at any time you wish without having to restore them to your phone.
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Re: Lost text on Samsung S3 help please....

Thanks for replying. No i did not back up before restoring . I did think about doing it but thought it would override the ones already stored in Kies . So are they lost now ?
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Re: Lost text on Samsung S3 help please....

Unfortnately yes Smiley Sad. For future either use SMS Backup or backup to Kies before restoring. Kies will store backups in date files so you can choose which ones to restore separately. Further backups are stored in a new file and do not overwrite existing backups.....
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Re: Lost text on Samsung S3 help please....

Thank you Smiley Sad

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Re: Lost text on Samsung S3 help please....

No Problem, sorry you lost your texts...... Smiley Sad
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